English Premier League

Anderson eyes United exit

Friday 15th February 2013 13:13

Anderson: Manchester United midfielder claims he has tried in vain to leave

Anderson: Manchester United midfielder claims he has tried in vain to leave

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Manchester United midfielder Anderson claims he has tried to leave the Premier League club 'many times' but the matter is out of his hands.

The Brazil international joined the Red Devils from Porto in 2007 but has failed to establish himself as a regular starter.

When asked if he could return to Portugal, the 24-year-old admitted he wants to leave Old Trafford but he remains under contract.

He told Globo Esporte: "What can I say? I have three more years of contract, I have tried to leave many times and never succeeded to do so."

While he would like to play for the Brazil national team again - his last appearance was back in 2008 - he is focused on the club's second leg against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, as well as United's relentless push towards regaining the Premier League crown.

He added: "The national team is always good but we have to think about the second leg and about the English league."

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